“Native trees cover just 2% of Ireland” The Irish Times, Fri, Jul 6, 2018

Different people will see different things when they look at a large, mature tree. A biologist or conservationist might begin to notice the species it supports.

A child, gazing up, might think about climbing it.

A property developer, envisaging a tidy cul de sac or two, might wonder whether some fungus could be discovered requiring it to be felled (for the safety of the public, naturally). A forester might wonder when to chop it down (sustainably, of course) and how much the timber would fetch.

There are few mature trees in Ireland, let alone of native species. Read more….

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